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William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland: Conversations in letters and lines

Thursday 5 January, 2017 at 11:00 am - Sunday 19 February, 2017 at 6:00 pm

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William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland
Conversations in letters and lines
Curated by Tamar Garb

Exhibition 19 November 2016 – 19 February 2017

This exhibition brings together the work of two of South Africa’s foremost visual artists, William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland. Kentridge and Koorland come from the same generation of South African artists. Born in the 1950s, they first met as university students in the mid-1970s and have been talking about art ever since. This exhibition foregrounds a friendship of forty years and a dialogue which has been mutually enriching as the practice of each has informed that of the other.

Kentridge is known for his animated films, complex narratives and beguiling imagery drawn and redrawn in charcoal, pastel and paint. Koorland makes huge paintings that are palimpsests of found and original material, both text and imagery. The works of the two artists are very different, yet there is much they share.

The selection of works for the exhibition highlights the formal and thematic links between the work of Kentridge and Koorland, mapping their artistic friendship through shared artistic strategies and a common sense of the urgency and agency of art.

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Thursday 5 January, 2017 at 11:00 am
Sunday 19 February, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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